A 15-year-old girl of Luswesha village in Senanga district has died due to complications while giving birth at home.
The identified deceased girl, who was a pupil at Namaenya basic school, was impregnated by a named man in his twenties of the same village.
The girl, who died this week in the process of delivering her child, was impregnated while she was in grade seven.
An eye witness from the same village, said the girl was giving birth from home this week but in the process, the teenage mother became weak.
She was rushed to the nearest health centre and died later, leaving behind the newly born baby.
Meanwhile, Senanga District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Lisimba Illutombi, who visited the funeral house, said the named girl had qualified to grade eight this year with good results.
Mrs. Illutombi said the girl was underage adding that the education sector was saddened that a minor had to die while giving life.
She stated that sensitization messages on reducing teenage pregnancies and delivering from health centres have been given to the villagers.
She said such messages will continue in order to prevent similar incidences from happening.
Mrs. Illutombi further said the death of the teenager was a loss to the education sector as she had the potential to contribute to the country’s development.
Meanwhile, Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) representative Induna Simona Wakumelo said women in the area should stop giving birth from homes in order to avoid certain deaths.
Induna Wakumelo stated that it was against the laws of Zambia for any pregnant women to deliver from home as it is not safe for both the women and babies.